Hey Horror Lovers,
Back by popular demand is Friday Fright! I have missed writing these posts too so am stoked to bring this series back. Where I will be bringing you film reviews, interviews and more.
Last night I watched a film which I can honestly say gave me the creeps and that really does take a lot. 'It Follows' was released last year and I have only just around to watching it. Tucked up under a duvet with the lights dimmed I went in blind with no idea what the film was about.
After a sexual encounter with a new guy in her life Jay's simple life of school and fun weekends turns into a constant fear of being caught by the supernatural force that is following her. Trying to convince her close friends that she isn't crazy while trying to dodge death.
I know I would roll my eyes too at that concept but honestly this is done so well you truly find yourself freaking out and swearing never to have sex in your life. They should play this film in sex education lessons and teenage pregnancies would be a thing of the past.
The framing of shots and the locations are beautifully presented and that alone is worth giving this film a watch. It wasn't nominated at Cannes film festival for nothing, so is not your average Thriller/Horror. The beautiful filming style gives all the jumps in the right places and builds up suspense for the most avid viewer. This is complimented by the dark and minimalist soundtrack, no songs just atmosphere at it's darkest.
My only fault in the film is sometimes character relationships got a little sloppy and confusing but you soon come up to speed as the plot isn't too complex. Overall a smart, dark psychological play on emotions rather than all out blood guts and gore. So perfect if your sick of all the throw blood at the screen horrors that have been churned out recently.
A big 4.5 / 5 from team Kaos.
Have you seen 'It Follows'? What was the last film you watched that scared you?